Huşi, Romania

46°41' N, 28°04' E

Alternate names: Huşi [Rom], Khush [Yid], Husch [Ger], Hussburg [Ger], Khushi [Rus], Huszváros [Hun]


Our Husi Families: David
Labe David

Labe David was born in Husi in 1844. By his first wife, Adela, Labe was the father of Arkin, Malka, Shepsil, Sarah, and Brana David. By his second wife, Tova (Zeisel?), Labe was the father of Cecile, Israel, Froike, and Esther David. Labe died in Husi in 1924.

Arkie

Labe David's son, Arkin (Aaron or 'Arkie') David with his wife, Esther

Shepsil David

Shepsil David was another of Labe David's sons and a brother to Sara and Brana David. Shepsil later lived somewhere in South America.

Sara David

Sara David was born in 1870. She married Aaron Fabish and they had nine children. She died in 1957 in Sackatchewan, Canada. Elliot Leyton tells this story about his grandmother, Sarah David Fabish:

"In 1952, I was in Saskatchewan staying with Aunt Tillie (my mother's sister), her then-husband Sam, and Sarah David. If I did anything Bubba didn't like, she would say "Oy, if I'd known what you were going to be like, I'd have strangled you when you were a baby!"

Esther and Louis

Brana David was born in 1875 in Husi. She married Itic Marcovici and they had eight children: Lizzi, Adela, Simon, Milo, Herman, Emilia, Toni, and Betty. She died in 1931 in Tampa, Florida.

Esther and Louis

Esther David was one of Labe David's children by his second marriage. Esther married Louis Cohen (née Label Faibis). They moved to New York where Esther ran a small store.

"She was not always the nicest person to be around. She loved some and treated others with a sharp tongue, even within her own family."

Click here (PDF) to read a transcription of an oral history interview conducted with Esther in 1969.


Michael Reiter

Michael Raiter and his family changed their last name from David to Raiter. Michael was born in Husi, but lived in France.

Labe David

Labe David is named for his grandfather, Labe David. Labe lives in Israel.


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